Paper Information

Journal:   URBAN STUDIES   SPRING 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 10; Page(s) 109 To 141.
 
Paper: 

A STUDY OF SOCIAL FACTOR AFFECTING ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR OF RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF YAZD

 
Author(s):  FARAHMAND MAHNAZ, SHOKOHIFAR KAVEH, SAYARKHALAJ HAMED
 
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Abstract: 

A quick look at the state of the environment in recent decades indicates that human activities are the main and effective causes of environmental change which while bringing about useful and appropriate changes; it will also have destructive effects on the environment. This article, using the theories of individualism and life satisfaction, studies social factors affecting environmental behavior of the residents of the city of yazd. The research population consisted of all the residents of Yazd of which 323 individuals were selected through random cluster sampling. This is survey research that utilized a questionnaire to collect the needed data. The results showed that environmental behavior was significantly related to age, environmental awareness, individualism, and life satisfaction. There is a significant difference between men and women in environmental behavior, too. The results of regression analysis showed that the adjusted coefficient of determination for all the independent variables was equal to 0.283, meaning that all of these variables could explain close to 28 percent of the variation of the dependent variable (environmental behavior).

 
Keyword(s): ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR, INDIVIDUALISM, LIFE SATISFACTION, ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
 
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